Universal Electronics Develops Control Solutions For New VIZIO Line of High Definition Televisions
CYPRESS, CA — February 21, 2007 – Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC) announced that VIZIO, Inc. has selected UEI to supply universal remote control solutions for its newest line of MAXIMVS large format plasma televisions, scheduled to be released in 2007.
This announcement comes on the heels of a successful year-long relationship between UEI and VIZIO, wherein UEI has been a supplier of remote control devices for VIZIO’s 2006 range of plasma and LCD HDTV solutions.
A Sleek Design Combined With World-Class Control Technology
UEI will continue to provide VIZIO with innovative control solutions for the newest line of plasma and LCD HDTV’s due out in early 2007. These new remotes will be equipped with UEI’s unparalleled device code database for universal compatibility, as well as unique patented technologies including enhanced features such as a direct set, one-touch macro and innovative backlighting technology. UEI’s highly experienced design team worked closely with VIZIO to develop a stylish and functional design to control the new 60 inch line of VIZIO HDTV plasma televisions.
“We are pleased to extend our relationship with Universal Electronics to develop universal remote controls for our newest line of televisions,” said William Wang, CEO of VIZIO. “UEI continues to be a strong partner for VIZIO by maintaining a combination of cost-effective designs and innovation with a consistent high quality. As we expand the market for high quality/best value HDTVs, well engineered control systems that make the user experience better are becoming ever-more important,” Wang concluded.
“VIZIO continues to be a leader in providing value based products that are high quality and technologically advanced,” said Paul Arling, chairman and chief executive officer for UEI. “UEI is proud to partner with VIZIO in creating customer solutions that combine our vision of quality and innovation at an affordable price.”
The new UEI remotes will be available in the spring of 2007 and are scheduled to be phased in with the new MAXIMVS lineup of VIZIO Plasma HDTV televisions beginning with the VM60PHDTV.
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